NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global, data-centric, cloud-based software company, today announced new product innovations, and receiving an award from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its accomplishments as an AWS Partner. Together, these announcements demonstrate how NetApp’s investments and vision enable all organizations using AWS to access world-class cloud operations (CloudOps), maximizing the value of their investment.
At this week’s AWS re: Invent, NetApp was named Design Partner of the Year 2021 in the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) category in the United States for the A jointly designed and natively integrated solution, Amazon FSx, for NetApp’s ONTAP service. This fully managed, multi-protocol storage service from AWS enables organizations to extend on-premises data to AWS for enhanced data protection, migrate enterprise workloads without rework, and prepare for business. terrain to run stateful Kubernetes applications. This award recognizes NetApp’s work with customers, driving innovation and building solutions that drive the cloud and digital transformation on the AWS cloud.
“AWS Partners are essential to the success of our customers, and we are delighted to recognize NetApp with the AWS Partner Award for the year 2021 in the United States,” said Rachel Mushahwar, Head of Channel Sales and Sales. partners, for the Americas, at AWS. “I am always impressed with the engagement and innovation that NetApp offers to our customers, and its unique strengths in accelerating their digital transformation journey. I look forward to working with the team, and I look forward to an exceptional year 2022. ”
“We are proud to win AWS Partner of the Year in the ISV US category,” said Anthony Lye, executive vice president and general manager of Public Cloud Services at NetApp. “For nearly a decade, engineers from NetApp and AWS have worked together to create industry-leading cloud services, which is why I am thrilled to see our joint innovations recognized on stage at the re : Invent of this year. Together, NetApp and AWS bring the best of the cloud to their customers and partners, to drive immediate business value, whether it’s profitability, compliance, data protection, or performance. ”
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NetApp also announced several major milestones in the growth of its Spot by NetApp product line for CloudOps, including:
Spot Ocean for Apache Spark
Part of the Spot Ocean product line, Spot Ocean for Apache Spark combines the automation and optimization of the infrastructure of Spot Wave and Data Mechanics, recently acquired by NetApp, to provide the teams in charge infrastructure the power and flexibility of Apache Spark on Kubernetes, removing the complexity of managing and tuning infrastructure and workloads. Ocean for Apache Spark is now available in preview for AWS customers.
Spot Ocean Continuous Delivery (CD)
Also part of the Spot Ocean range, Spot Ocean CD extends key Spot by NetApp technologies with a solution that enables easy and reliable delivery of cloud native applications on Kubernetes. Available as a private preview to AWS customers in mid-December, Spot Ocean CD makes it easy, fast, and reliable to run deployments with built-in, automated continuous verification, designed for developers to complete. to their deployments with confidence.
Along with Spot Ocean serverless infrastructure, these products are part of the extended Spot Ocean portfolio, providing intelligent automation and optimization to cloud-native infrastructure and workloads on Kubernetes.
CloudCheckr Well-Architected Readiness Advisor
CloudCheckr, a company recently acquired by NetApp, complements the Spot product line to strengthen the financial operations (FinOps) capabilities of Spot by NetApp. Spot by NetApp today announced the release of CloudCheckr Well-Architected Readiness Advisor, enabling Managed Service Providers (FSGs) to streamline the AWS Well-Architected Reviews issuance process, while ensuring AWS customer compliance through the AWS Well-Architected Framework to optimize cloud cost, security, operations, performance, and reliability.
The Well-Architected Readiness Advisor is available on the CloudCheckr CMx platform.
Spot Security enables customers to quickly detect, prioritize and mitigate the most serious security threats and risks within the cloud infrastructure. Spot Security is now available in private preview, primarily for AWS customers.
“Migrating applications to the cloud is only the first step in the cloud journey,” said Amiram Shachar, vice president and general manager of Spot by NetApp. “Realizing the promise of the cloud requires taking a holistic approach to the cloud, one that considers cost, resource management, optimization and security. Our growing portfolio offers an attractive range of solutions for cloud operations that allow organizations to focus on their applications rather than infrastructure. ”